A Quote by Thomas Berry on spiritual, science, material, matter, mind, soul, consciousness, and spirit

There is a spiritual capacity in carbon as there is a carbon component functioning in our highest spiritual experience. If some scientists consider that all this is merely a material process, then what they call matter, I call mind, soul, spirit, or consciousness. Possibly it is a question of terminology, since scientists too on occasion use terms that express awe and mystery. Most often, perhaps, they use the expression that some of the natural forms they encounter seem to be "telling them something".

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 25

Contributed by: Chris